Panorama: Traditional nations are
back on track

Thursday, July 31st

Three riders have raced in the yellow jersey in the 2014 Tour de France: Marcel Kittel, who repeated his inaugural victory after Bastia 2013, Tony Gallopin, who got one day of glory, the best day... Read more

Nibali brings elegance back on
top spot

Tuesday, July 29th

Vincenzo Nibali couldn't hide his emotion when he read his speech on stage with the Arc de Triomphe behind him. Thanking his family turned him into tears but he managed to finish it off by saying... Read more

Kittel doubles up, Nibali wins
the Tour

Monday, July 28th

Vincenzo Nibali is the winner of the 101st Tour de France, a race he led for eighteen days out of twenty-one. It's also the big return of French riders on the final podium with Jean-Christophe... Read more

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Grand Start: Yorkshire

Sites of the Grand Start

In the north-east of England, where it is the biggest historic county, Yorkshire covers some 15,000 km2 and is subdivided into four counties: East, North, West and South.

It is home to five million people, 752,000 of whom live in Leeds, the area’s biggest city.
Harrogate has 73,000 inhabitants, York has 198,000 and Sheffield has 555,000.
For its part, Cambridge, the administrative centre of the county, has 110,000 inhabitants.
As for London, the capital of the United Kingdom has some three million inhabitants, or seven million for Greater London.

The Countdown

Times indicated here are local time
There is a one hour time difference between the two countries
11.00 in great britain = 12.00 in france

Wednesday 2 July
14.00 - 20.00Opening times of the reception point in the marquee at Wellington Place
14.00 - 21.00Opening hours of the Press centre set up at the same location
Thursday 3 July
9.00 - 20.00Opening hours of the reception point
9.00 - 22.00Opening hours of the press centre
18.30Presentation of teams taking part in the Tour de France 2014 in Leeds Arena
Friday 4 July
9.00 - 20.00Opening hours of the reception point
9.00 - 22.00Opening hours of the press centre
Saturday 5 July
8.15Inauguration and opening of the Tour de France Village in Millennium Square in Leeds
9.00 - 22.00Opening hours of the reception point and press centre in Harrogate
9.10Advertising Caravan crosses the start line of the first stage in Leeds
11.10Unofficial start of the 101st Tour de France
11.40Official starting ceremony of the 101st Tour de France ahead Harewood House
12.00Official start of the first stage

Teams Presentation

The presentation of the 22 teams and 198 riders taking part in the 2014 tour de france will take place at 18.45 on thursday 3 july.

Following a general briefing at 17.30 at Leeds University, the riders will make their way to the city centre and then onto the Leeds Arena, with its 12,000 seat capacity, to be presented in turn to the public.

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